Halo 2 Anniversary: Listen to the Re-Recorded Music and a Sound Effect Comparison with The Original

By Giuseppe Nelva

August 30, 2014

343 Industries Audio Director Paul Lipson just announced that Halo 2 Anniversary, which will be released within Halo: The Master Chief Collection has had its score re-recorded at the Skywalker Ranch and mixed in surround sound.

We also learn that two new tracks have been commissioned to Periphery’s Misha Mansoor, and Steve Vai has been called back to record the guitar tracks.

Those that that love music will alson be pleased to know that a soundtrack will be released day and date with the game, either in a double CD or as a special edition vinyl for the a

On top of that the sound effects have been re-recorded as well, and everything can be switched on the fly between the original sound and the new ones at the press of a button.

In the videos below you can listen to samples of the new tracks, and to a comparison between the old and new sound effects.

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Giuseppe Nelva

Hailing from sunny (not as much as people think) Italy and long standing gamer since the age of Mattel Intellivision and Sinclair ZX Spectrum. Definitely a multi-platform gamer, he still holds the old dear PC nearest to his heart, while not disregarding any console on the market. RPGs (of any nationality) and MMORPGs are his daily bread, but he enjoys almost every other genre, prominently racing simulators, action and sandbox games. He is also one of the few surviving fans of the flight simulator genre on Earth.

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